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Memorias de investigación
Research Publications in journals:
Induced thermo-mechanical stress in CPV receivers with cycled high intensity light
Year:2014
Research Areas
  • Electronic devices,
  • Photon light receptor devices,
  • Technology of devices for engineering
Information
Abstract
CPV receivers are made of materials with very different lineal expansion coefficients. Strong variations in DNI due to the passage of clouds can cause sudden temperature changes that creates mechanical stress. For common solder and metal filled polymers the plastic limit could be reached causing substantial fatigue. The best forecast of receiver reliability is therefore achieved by applying an intermittent light source with nominal irradiance level and a number of cycles equal to the expected cloud passages for a given site. The UPM has developed specialized equipment, dubbed the LYSS (Light cYcling Stressing Source), for carrying out such experiments. The small thermal capacity of receivers allows simulating more than 25000 cycles per week. The number of deep transients expected for Madrid in 30 years operation, based on available data, is about 45000. We are currently using the system to cycle a ?Ge/Ag Epoxy/aluminum? receiver, which shows no degradation after 20000 cycles. The equipment can cast up to 200 and 70 W/cm2 on 0.1 and 1 cm2 cells, respectively.
International
Si
JCR
No
Title
AIP Conference Proceedings
ISBN
0094-243X
Impact factor JCR
Impact info
Volume
1616
Journal number
From page
254
To page
258
Month
SIN MES
Ranking
Participants
  • Autor: Valentín Pérez Fernández (UPM)
  • Autor: Ignacio Anton Hernandez (UPM)
  • Autor: Rebeca Herrero Martin (UPM)
  • Autor: Eduardo Nogueira Diaz (UPM)
  • Autor: Ruben Nuñez Judez (UPM)
  • Autor: Carlos del Cañizo Nadal (UPM)
  • Autor: Gabriel Sala Pano (UPM)
Research Group, Departaments and Institutes related
  • Creador: Grupo de Investigación: Silicio y Nuevos Conceptos para Células Solares
  • Departamento: Electrónica Física
  • Centro o Instituto I+D+i: Instituto de Energía Solar
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